Monday, 8 December 2014


Did I mention we had a day making pincushions recently? ATASDA had a challenge to members to make a pincushion for display in the cabinets at Epping Creative Centre, where the NSW Branch meetings are held. So we decided to spend a day making our pincushions.

We all worked on pincushions but not everyone finished one for the challenge and not all finished ones got photographed. Here are some we made.

Maz got excited and made two. This one is a pear. It was made from cotton fabric with hand stitching and a wrapped stem.

Her second one was a fish. It has a beaded eye and raffia tied on its tail.

The fabric is the wrapping from a small gift we all received at the recent High Tea to celebrate the 40th birthday of ATASDA, so this will be her ATASDA commemorative pin cushion!

Nola was inspired by the brightly coloured birds she saw on a recent trip to Africa and made a brightly coloured nest pincushion with bright blue eggs. It was made from woven and knotted yarn and fabric strips over a felt base,, with a felt top and eggs.

Cindy made this very elegant hat pincushion. It has a card structure with fussy-cut cotton fabric, fabric flowers and lace, embellished with velvet ribbon.

All the pincushions will be displayed at the Epping Creative Centre until the end of January.

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